Saturday, 13 August 2016

Inkspirational #115

Hi There,

This week at Inkspirational we have our Designer's choice challenge. The very talented Shauna has challenged us to use patterned paper on our projects with the option of stamping on the patterned paper.

I came up with this:

As most of you will know I rarely use patterned paper so this was a real challenge for me! After thinking for a long time I came up with the idea of using my London tube paper and actually went with the option. I stamped the paper with versa marker and clear embossed this London city scape. I fussy cut this-another thing I rarely do. I popped up this stitched frame after stamping the background with London themed stamps using the colours of our tube lines. Then just lay the city scape across this. 

I know I don't often go into detail of how I make my cards but I wanted to with this one as it was so different for me, took long hours of thinking about, a long time to make and a super hard challenge for me. However it was fun to do this. So thank you Shauna for this challenge and here is a warning to you.........I am going to think of a super CAS related challenge for you when it is my turn!

Our Guest Designer is the very creative and inspiring Kathy. Take a look at her blog here and you will see what I mean.

Then pop over to Inkspirational to see what Kathy and the DT have made to inspire you to join in the fun.


  1. Super card Sandie, I especially love the stamped bg you made, the sentiments look great and so do the color choices. Fab design! xxx

  2. Ahhh....and your thinking ended up with a fabulous result. Adore this card Sandie!

  3. I can understand this being a challenge but I think you did great!

  4. You should use patterned paper more often! =) Super cute use of the tube line paper and I like the stitched border! It was a such a treat to receive this card and it now hangs on the bulletin board in my craft room! Thanks Sandie! Great card!
    - Shauna

  5. All that thinking turned into a great card!

  6. Definitely an inspired creation, Sandie. Judging from this card your mojo is surely alive and kicking. Hope you are well, friend. Sending BIG hug.
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  7. Love your sweet card. So much fun!

  8. Cor blimey, Sandie! Great technique- clear embossing and cutting out - it looks fab!

  9. You certainly didn't let this challenge daunt you, Sandie! Brillant 'patterned paper', especially paired with your stamped background! Inspired and inspiring!

  10. How different we are. A challenge to use patterned papers is no challenge to me. But to go CAS as per your normal style is. You got there in the end, your hard work really paid off!

  11. I can understand that you had to think hard for this one (took me also so much more time and a lot of doubt!) But I think it worked out beautifully; love your theme and that you used it on the whole card! Hugs, Gerrina

  12. I adore the idea
    the frame is lovely Sandie
    I love the stamp on that city scape
    Sandie this is not your style but I adore this one
    also one of my fav

  13. Sandie, what a great card and a smart idea to use a patterned paper! For me that would be a big challenge to use it, but I'll note down your idea, it is so CAS ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

  14. For someone that doesn't use patterned paper often you sure came up with a genius way to use it!!!

  15. What a fab idea to use a piece of the tube paper for this card! It can't get more "London" style than this :)
    I too often find it hard to use patterned paper, but are getting better and better at it.